You may have seen an air plant hanging in an open-faced glass vase or hanging from a seashell at your local garden center. They are becoming popular. Air plants are easy to grow if you follow a few rules – and easy to kill if you don’t. Air plants may be sold with the hype that they live on nothing but air, but this is not the case.
African violets are pushing the envelope when it comes to colors and flower forms. Ruffles, anyone?
When I was a child, I was totally mesmerized by the intense colors of the African violets that seemed to bloom continuously on my grandmother’s windowsills. I would stare in wonder at those jewel-colored blooms surrounded by collars of fuzzy leaves, fully convinced that only experienced gardeners of my grandmother’s reputation could get plants to bloom so gloriously indoors.
I don’t know the names of all of the plants in my garden. There, I said it. I’m not bragging, mind you, nor am I apologizing.
At the end of February I spent a couple of weeks in a suburb south of San Francisco, doing grandma duty while my daughter ...
January (and February and December...oh, and add November to that list...and you might as well throw in March, just to complete
This giant and usually tender summer-flowering bulb can be found thriving in a Dane County garden.
I pay close attention to the plants in my garden that attract a lot of bees. I don’t know the names of all the bees in my yard,